The Detention Facilities Division is responsible for the following duties:
Work Release Program
The Detention Division is comprised of the Jail, Work Deployment Facility and the Annex.
The Cobb County Jail Complex is located at 1825 County Services Road. The Jail is a pretrial facility and encompasses approximately one million square feet under roof. The original jail (Building A) was completed in 1987 at a cost of $13.5 million dollars. The jail was expanded (Building B) in 1997 at cost of $39.2 million dollars. Both were paid for by property bonds. The most recent expansion – C Tower was completed in 2010 at a cost of $110 million dollars and was funded through a special sales tax. The total bed capacity for A, B and C Tower is 3,077.
Crime Scene Technical Services, provides crime scene services to all law enforcement agencies within the County. This unit provides crime scene photography, including in-house development of all film and video documentation, as well as evidence collection and other crime scene processing services. It is one of the few units in the metro area that is staffed 24/7 with certified crime scene technicians.
Also organized under the Crime Scene Unit is an in-house marijuana-testing lab, which services all local law enforcement agencies within the County. The lab provides testing services as well as expert testimony related to the testing and has been instrumental in expediting marijuana cases through the court process.